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chandelier restoration

antique crystal chandelier restoration cut glass globe/ shade

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | Comments Off on antique crystal chandelier restoration cut glass globe/ shade

During a major home restoration, the antique chandelier hanging in the foyer was damaged .  Two of the cut glass globes were broken. The first step is to make the glass blanks .  Then comes the cutting of the design .  The hard part is  matching the profile of each cutting stone .

 

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Replacement crystal  globe/ shade  before cutting design.

 

cut in design

cut in design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough cut design in glass using antique glass lath with smoothing stone.

 

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Cutting  the scallop top

 

cut deign before polishing

cut deign before polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

final step polishing

final step polishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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replacement cut glass globe

replacement cut glass globe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replacement cut glass globe on the left and the original antique cut glass globe on the right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique light custom make replacement globes

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Antique light custom make replacement globes

Broken globe

Broken globe

The broken globe was sent from Arizona . The contractor broke three globes on the job site while restoring and old court house.  I knew I could make the new globes but matching the design on the globe was going to be the challenge.

 

new globe

new globe

 

satin etched finish

satin etched finish

 

hand painted globes

hand painted globes

 

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Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

The crystal  bobeche was broken during a move.  Dad  tried to find all the piece but an up short.  Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing.  I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche.  Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one

 

Broken Bobeche

Broken Bobeche

Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.

 

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Blank

 

The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.

 

Rough Cut Bobeche

Rough Cut Bobeche

Stone cut design.

 

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replacement bobeche

replacement bobeche

 

New Bobeche

New Bobeche

With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal repair chandelier bobeche replacement

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair chandelier bobeche replacement

The bobeche for the antique crystal chandelier was broken and discarded.  The search was on for the replacement part.  None was found.  I made the glass  blank .  Then I  cut , polished and drilled the holes for the pins.  Sent to me from our neighbors to the north Ontario Canada.

 

Glass blank for bobeche

This is the crystal blank and I used a diamond saw to cut off the extra.

Crystal Bobeche drilled for pins

I polished the rim and drilled the holes for the prisms.

Replacement Bobeche for crystal chandelier

Here is the custom made replacement bobeche for a crystal chandelier .

 

 

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Crystal Repair broken lamp part replacement

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Etched Glass | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken lamp part replacement

This piece was sent to me and it is from a small table lamp.  I am going to make a replacement part rather than repair it.

broken glass tube from small lamp

stone cutting design

 

 

Cutting design in new glass lamp part

 

 

custom made replacement lamp part

 

 

 

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Crystal repair broken antique glass bobeche

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken antique glass bobeche

I was send a broken crystal bobeche from an antique chandelier. The antique glass bobeche was broken in many pieces and a couple of large pieces were missing. I cut off the part that was not broken .  I used a crystal bowl with the same design as the original bobeche to recreate the broken and missing  portion.  I needed to drill a large hole in the center and many small holes around the rim

 

Broken Crystal Bobeche

 

 

crystal bowl

 

crystal bowl part

Cut off the good part of broken bobeche

 

I cut off the good part of the old bobeche and ground the bottom of the new bowl flat.

 

 

 

Crystal Bobeche with Old Top

 

I drill the holes for the prism pins.

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Crystal Chandelier Repair Candelabra Restoration

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Chandelier Repair Candelabra Restoration

Right out of the basement, the antique candelabra was in total disrepair. It was removed from the dinning room and  placed in the basement .  The bronze frame work was broken in several places.  The antique wiring was fared and need to be replaced.  The globes were dirty and  badly chipped.

Chandelier Repair / Candelabra Repair

It had a broken center column.

 

 

 

Crystal Candelabra Restoration / Chandelier

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Antique Glass Chandelier Repair / candelabra /crystal bobeche replacement

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Chandelier Repair / candelabra /crystal bobeche replacement

This antique crystal  bobeche is from a late 1700’s early 1800’s candelabra that  was electrified.  I needed to make two replacement bobeches .  The first step is to make the glass blanks.

 

Bobeche Blank

Rough cutting the shape is next.

 

Rough Cutting Crystal Blank

 

Using smoothing stones the glass is given a 400 to 600 grit finish and ready for polishing.

Bobeche before polishing

 

 

Crystal Bobeche and replacement

The replacement crystal  bobeches are marked for drilling the holes.

 

Crystal Bobeche and replacement

 

 

Replacement Bobeche

 

I also made replacement arms for this chandelier shown in the picture.    I will post picture showing the process I use to duplicate the solid crystal arms.

 

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Chandelier Repair broken crystal parts

Friday, October 14th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair broken crystal parts

Repairing broken crystal parts for chandeliers is cost effective .  This antique crystal part from a chandelier was broken and a replacement was not available .  I made a new top piece to replace the broken part and used the bottom part that was still good.

 

Cut off damaged part and make new replacement piece.

 

 

 

 

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Chandelier Restoration and Repair

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 Posted in Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Restoration and Repair

As the year winds down, we’re very busy in the shop with many different repair projects. One of the many types of repair services that we perform is chandelier restoration. There are many different types of chandelier repairs that we do and Marc wanted to tell you about a few that we have going on right now. As you can imagine with each repair project, there’s a story. Marc tells the story of how this chandelier was broken. It was sent to us from Louisiana.

We perform all kinds of chandelier restoration for customers all over the globe. You can ship us your piece and we’ll repair it and ship it back to you. Please fill out the form at right or call us for more information.

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